SCHENECTADY, NY – A local woman shares with NEWS10 ABC how teaching children has kept her young.
Freddie Anderson is founder of the Schenectady Ski School. She started the ski school at Maple Ski Ridge in 1967. The school currently has more than 1,200 kids taking weekly lessons this year. That number has been as high as 2,200 weekly lessons.
Freddie began skiing when she was three-years-old. She decided to teach after excelling in an athletics requirement class needed to graduate from Smith College.
Decades later Freddie is still going strong and her ski school at Maple Ridge has had thousands of kids learning to love the sport as much as she does.
Freddie says there is no secret, she has always been active physically. She shares her success, crediting her daughter Christina with keeping the school on track.